Is Boris buy­ing off his big­gest ri­val?

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BORIS John­son’s be­lated plea to his col­leagues to con­cen­trate on ‘chuck­ing Che­quers, not Theresa May’ has raised eye­brows within the Cab­i­net.

‘He’s al­ready been try­ing to cut deals with peo­ple,’ a Min­is­ter con­fides. ‘He’s been putting out feel­ers to Sa­jid Javid of­fer­ing him the Trea­sury.’

An­other col­league de­tects an even darker strat­egy. ‘We’ve had burkas and sui­cide bombers. And his clos­est ri­val is the most high-pro­file Mus­lim in the Con­ser­va­tive Party.’ Friends of the for­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary an­grily re­fute the sug­ges­tion.

‘Dump­ing Che­quers is the only thing he’s in­ter­ested in,’ one says. ‘Peo­ple have got hung up on a cou­ple of com­ments. On burkas he was ac­tu­ally de­fend­ing the right of peo­ple to choose.

‘And no one com­plained when David Cameron said Brexit would put a bomb un­der the UK econ­omy. Boris and Sa­jid get on very well.’ For now.

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